In soap it does.
Isn't there a simple solution to this? We just drop your patent protection when you sell it or it becomes widely available for use on farms. If that's not enough we could go after other parts of the portfolio.
I had a friend once propose this without the additional day. I pointed out that the number of days in a year was odd and she gave up. I like your addition.
One issue: New Years is not a day of the week in your plan.
Reminds me of going to a conference at NIST with a bunch of engineers back when people had watches and didn't have cell phones. At some point everyone looked at the wall clock and thought, "OK that's what time it is... no wait, that's the actually what time it is. I'm going to set my watch." Lots of messing around with the wrist that day.
Why not just keep a separate clock for these purposes and let the rest of us be?
Right, so then there's the question of why we give a fuck.
Only if you assume Hoover moved unidirectionally in time. But, assuming that, point taken.
I'm more OK with that but I'd think you would put a note about that in the header of the routing tables.
There is good sharing and bad sharing. Most of this was instituted after Nixon left office and it was discovered that there was lots of bad sharing. Most of the bad stuff that we know of relates to his monitoring of MLK--I'd look there if you're interested. So, e.g. I doubt the FBI can call the IRS and get tax records without a subpoena. Now, I believe that they do have some common sense sharing rules (e.g. if you list an illegal source of income they send it for prosecution).
In another FBI related one they asked Census for their records on a person of interest and Census said no. Then they asked if they could go to the house with Census badges on and collect the Census data from the person--the Census said no. Then they got a subpoena for the data and Census still said no (you have to give it to the Census workers, it's not easy to stand up to FBI agents with guns AND a subpoena, but they stuck it out and did just that). Census eventually won in court and their records are not shared. A lot of this is that the Census made some big mistakes during WW II and they basically learned their lessons--no privacy, no data. And it takes a long time to build your reputation back up.
Right, so it is a perpetual cost. But only because you can resell the medallion. Otherwise it would be a sunk cost.
That does sound nice.
You understand nothing about this situation. NYC taxis do exactly one thing, hailed rides. If you want dispatching, you call a "car service" that costs less than the cab. The reality is that before cell phones and smart phones dispatched cars were just vastly inferior and so weren't that numerous. Now they aren't that bad to use.
The only real regulation that is a pain for the cabs is that a medallion costs about $12/hour (in rent). They are there to keep the number of cars on the street at the correct level. Soon, they will have to be applied to dispatched cars and then uber will enter a new world.
NYC has a lot of people in it and the streets are not wide enough to cary a level of traffic that a commuting pattern like another city work work. If you are going to have cars you are going to have to regulate the number. parking costs does that (to an extent) for personal vehicles, but not so for taxis. Medallions are a good thing, they prevent the tragedy of the commons.
Hey, there is this thing called the tragedy of the commons. There are solutions to it. Medallions are an example solution. Some regulation is good.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce